Homemade chicken noodle soup is a one pan soup recipe made with juicy chicken thighs, wholesome chopped veggies and a flavourful broth. This easy chicken noodle soup is easy to make from scratch and will quickly become a weeknight favourite!
Pan fry the chicken thighs in oil and rosemary until skin is browned, then remove the thighs from the pan and set to one side.
500 g Skin on chicken thighs, 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
In the same pan add the minced garlic, chopped onion, carrot and celery and fry until soft.
3 cloves minced garlic, 120 g chopped onion, 150 g chopped carrot, 150 g chopped celery
Add the stock to the vegetables and bring to a simmer. When simmering return the thighs to the pan along with 2 bay leaves, pop on the lid and cook for 20 minutes.
500 ml chicken stock, 2 Bay leaves
After 20 minutes, remove the thighs from the pan. Add the dried noodles to the broth and simmer until noodles are cooked through. Separate the chicken meat from the skin and bones and then shred the meat. Skin and bones can be discarded.
180 g dried medium egg noodles
Once the noodles are cooked stir in the cooked shredded chicken and season to taste.
Salt and pepper to taste
Top with fresh parsley and serve.
4 tablespoon Fresh parsley
Chicken: Any cut of chicken will work well in this recipe from leftover Sunday dinner chicken to freshly cut chicken breast. If using pre cooked leftover or rotisserie chicken; skip step 1 and instead of adding the thighs in step 3 just move to adding the noodles. Shred your cooked chicken and add at the end.Vegetables: Onion, carrot and celery are the basic veg that add a great flavour to any one pot recipe. I recommend using at least these three vegetable. But you have any other leftover veg lying around then definitely chop it up and pop it in as well.Stock: Choose a good quality stock as this will make the base of soup. The stock can reduce down quite quickly, so have extra hot water available to top up the soup as it cooks.Noodles: Medium noodles are a good option for this recipe as they hold together well in the soup.Does chicken soup help clear colds? Some studies show that chicken noodle soup can help clear nasal passageways, which is helpful when you have a cold. This is thought to be due to the heat, the aroma, and the taste. This recipe is also generally high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and so provides a well-balanced meal promoting general wellness.Is this soup gluten free? Egg noodles and some brands of stock can contain gluten. For a gluten free recipe replace the noodles with rice noodles and use a gluten free stock.How to store? Completely cool then store in air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. Noodles tend to not freeze and reheat well. So if you plan to freeze this recipe, leave out the noodles. Instead, add the noodles in when you have defrosted and are reheating the soup. Defrost thoroughly and reheat in a pan until piping hot.